Monday, June 16, 2008

Natural Dyeing Experiments #2 and #3

Here's my next two experiments with natural dyes. This one is a superwash sock yarn, dyed with Logwood Blue, Lac (burgandy/purple-ish pink) and Cochineal (lighter, reddish-pink). I totally love how this turned out!
Reskeined, it's a beauty!
Next, I dyed up almost 2/3 of a POUND of wool roving in the five different dyes, and got interesting results with the exhaust. From left to right, Osage Orange, Madder, Logwood (was BLUE! I think I should have added more dye or less wool, but it is a nice beige shade!), Cochineal, and Lac.
Once it dried completely, I folded, braided, and rolled it. This pancake is HUGE! (10 1/3 ounces!)

2 comments:

Lori H said...

Wow -- it's all absolutely beautiful! I had no idea natural dyeing would come out so vibrant.

Nikki said...

You know how much love I have for the colors pink and purple... are you thinking of sharing??? Just kidding, but seriously, I love those colors on #2!!!!! Great job Sis!!!